There was a time in my life where I would go to the grocery store, see a cute guy, and wonder what our kids would look like.
There were times where I would casually walk by someone, and I’d wonder if they were falling in love with me. It felt like second nature to jump into thoughts of a life together before even figuring out his name.
Occasionally, those fleeting moments would turn into something more. I’m not shy when it comes to relationships; I’ll say what I want. …
You have a dream.
You have a dream to become someone, to achieve something, to create something. Maybe it’s all three, but either way, you have an idea in your head of what you want your life to look like and who you want to be eventually.
I know this because I have a dream. I dream of being a published author, having financial freedom, having a family, supporting my mother, moving to NYC, and living a life I’m proud of. Those are my dreams and aspirations.
For all of that to come to fruition, I’ve had to do a…
Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy for other people to be productive?Have you ever felt motivated to do certain things, only to have that drive dry out within a few days? Have you ever felt discouraged or frustrated when the people around you discuss their goals and how they’ve read 75 books and wrote 9 on top of maintaining a healthy body? Meanwhile, you’re still struggling with the third chapter of the book you’ve been trying to read for the last 2 months?
“I think I’m ready. I’m ready to meet people. I’m ready to mingle; I’ve been alone for so long, and I really needed that time, but I think the next step is finding the right relationship for me.”
My friend Jane and I went to happy hour a few days ago; as we were catching up, she mentioned that she felt ready for a relationship. After being single for a while, growing her career, moving into a new apartment, it felt right.
It might be a hard pill to swallow, but some couples are just better not being together, even if it seems like a perfect match at first.
When you end a relationship, there are always going to be feelings of regret. You cared for them; you invested in them physically, mentally, emotionally, even financially. It’s completely normal to feel bad about it, but feeling regret over the ending of something doesn’t mean it was the wrong choice.
From personal experience, every relationship I’ve ever had end resulted in feeling more self-confident, stronger, and me knowing my worth. …
Every day has felt the same.
I wake up every morning at the same time, make my coffee, sit down to write, go to the gym, get ready for the day, work more, make dinner, and go to bed. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it felt a whole lot like the 1993 comedy ‘Groundhog Day’ starring Bill Murray,
“Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a cynical TV weatherman who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again when he goes on location to the small town of Punxsutawney to film a report about their annual Groundhog…
It’s a new day today. You woke up to a fresh start—a clean slate. You have the opportunity to do whatever you couldn’t or didn’t want to do yesterday.
Whenever I make my morning cup of coffee, I like to think back on the previous day.
What was good about it? What wasn’t? What hindered the progress? What did I do that directly correlated to me not having a WINNERS type of day?
I read the news yesterday at the crack of dawn. It obliterated my mood. I did all the little things that required the least amount of energy…
I used to look at guys and wonder if they were The One without even knowing their first name.
I’d date people so wholly wrong for me that I could almost forsee the breakup before it even happened. “The heart wants what it wants,” I’d tell my friends or even to myself when I was trying to convince myself what I knew was wrong was right.
The problem is your heart doesn’t always know what’s best for you or what you truly deserve. I’ve been in a happy and healthy relationship now for nearly 3 years, and when I look…
Two weekends ago, my boyfriend went out of town, so I had a girl's night. This consisted of going to an incredible sushi restaurant and then going out for drinks after.
My girlfriends picked me up for dinner, and we took a shot before heading in; it felt like I was a teenager again.
We only had a cocktail each at the sushi restaurant, and they had a time limit, so we left, stopped by the gas station for a chaser, and went to our next destination. A hip mansion converted into a dance/lounge area serving food and drinks.
I’ve been dating since middle school, and after many failed relationships, I’ve met the person I know is meant for me. Not only that, but I can confidently say this has been the healthiest and happiest relationship I’ve ever experienced.
This wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the dating hiatus I took before meeting my partner, and it also wouldn’t be happening had I not been investing in myself for the last 4 years.
Here are a few ways self-improvement has changed my overall love life, and maybe it’ll inspire you to start investing in yourself.